Corona Virus Update
I know these are worrying times for us all. I want to keep you up to date on the latest national and local information in regard to the crisis.
Anyone can carry the virus so PLEASE! STAY AT HOME; and if you have to go out, only do so in line with Government instructions and KEEPING 2 METRES AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE. Keep regularly washing hands etc. If you are over 70 OR have any underlying health conditions, OR have a temperature or a new cough – PLEASE isolate yourself. Only by everyone carrying out these measures can we slow the spread of COVID19 and slow the growing pressure it is putting on our already overstretched NHS.
Whilst I support the Government in bringing forward emergency legislation, residents are telling me that more needs to be done to protect them, their income and businesses. I have been and will continue, to raise these issues with Ministers.
The situation, and therefore relevant information, is changing rapidly. I will try and update this site as often as is feasible, with accurate information from credible sources – but I cannot take responsibility for the content of information on other sites
Finally; my deepest sympathies go those who have lost loved ones at this time, and with those who are ill with the virus. I also want to thank all those working in the NHS, those caring for others, and all who are working so hard to support us during this crisis.
Contacting me and my team
My Team and I are continuing to support my constituents at this time. Click here for further details about how to my team.
I welcome accurate local updates about services in our area – please email me with these on firstname.lastname@example.org - titled “Covid19 Update”
Government & Parliamentary Information
The Government web-site links to all official national information.
The House of Commons Library has some very helpful briefings and analysis of Government policy and other wokr. Find these all here
Income, bills & work
In addition to the Government announcements about financial support at this time on the Government Coronavirus website , there are other respected sources of advice. There is a lot of useful information from the respected charity CPAG here. Martin Lewis’s MoneySavingExpert site is also very useful site for information about your finances and your rights.
The Mayor's Employment Rights Hub can be found here.
Hounslow Local Updates
UPDATE ON HOUNSLOW COUNCIL SERVICES during the Coronovirus Outbreak and Sign-up for Daily Hounslow Updates
The Council is adapting its parking regulations to support critical workers such as NHS staff, carers (including volunteers) and the emergency services.
Sign up for regular updates from Hounslow Council here
Hounslow Community Update
HOUNSLOW COMMUNITY SUPPORT HUB was set up by Hounslow Council; Linking those who need advice and support, with volunteers able to provide help and join a local community or voluntary group. It will also provide the co-ordination and distribution of supplies to those extremely vulnerable residents which the government has identified should be ‘shielded’ and self-isolate.
For anyone needing Urgent support or help –please contact 020 7084 9697 or Hub@hounslow.gov.uk.
Additionally, people who require help and support including food or medication delivery, can also call the NHS Volunteer Response Team on 0808 196 3646.
Foodbanks and free hot food
I can refer people in need to local foodbanks, so can GPs, housing officers, community leaders etc Click here for further information.
Many people are offering to help others at this time, and this is best done through established groups and services. In order to ensure the safety of vulnerable people and those volunteers, Government guidelines on volunteering need to be followed
There are two new local groups that have set up recently. Find details here. https://ruthcadbury.org/content/corona-volunteering
The GLA Coronavirus volunteering portal can be found here.
National hotlines for advice and support
There are many established and reputable organisations that support people across the UK. Find links below for the following categories:
Mental health: If you feel you or someone else may be have mental health concerns, use the support groups below:
Our NHS needs us now!
To support our West Middlesex
Hospital and their staff, please donate to their CW+ charity - https://www.cwplus.org.uk/